This carefully written and illustrated book provides an explanation of sex for people with autism and special education needs and disabilities (SEND). It helps readers to understand the physical processes as well as important issues such as consent and sexual safety, helping them to develop positive relationships.
Many people with autism and SEND have or will have intimate relationships. Often sex is alluded to, rather than being carefully explored. This can create confusion around consent, sexual health, and pregnancy, and cause people to turn to dubious online information. This book frankly explains sex so that the reader has a clear understanding of what constitutes sex, knowledge of the proper names for sexual organs and sexual activities, and is aware of the potential physical consequences of having sex.
About the Author
Jonathon Powell lives in Brisbane, Australia and has a Diploma in Fine Art and Bachelor of Animation at Griffith University, Queensland. He has illustrated for the 'Sexuality and Safety with Tom & Ellie' six book series by Kate E. Reynolds, 'Can I tell you about PDA syndrome' by Ruth Fidler & Phil Christie, and 'Making Sense of Sex' by Sarah Attwood, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. He provided artwork and animations for Family Planning Queensland (True) including an education annual 'Talking About It' and a CD-Rom package 'Puberty Plus'. Jonathon also illustrated 'What are Relationships?' by Kate E. Reynolds.